Friday, July 25, 2008

I found mine...

I was never a cocktail/mocktail fan... n always restrained myself from trying one. My analogy till date is asking for ketchup with a gourmet food is offending the chef and mixing a juice to your drink is mocking your drink. McCormick n Shimmicks was the best dinner in past couple of months I had. Great seafood and an amazing drink. The Old fashioned Whiskey Cocktail that I had was a very unique and authentic just my kind.
Jager is out n Patron is in
Meyers is out n Captian is in
Vox is out n Bourbon is in
Bottle is out n Decanter is in
Stem is out n crystal is in

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail - Elixir in Crystal

"You don't need to add any soda for my sake, I'd find it perfectly fine as it is". my most amiable n naive statement when it comes to respect towards my drink. I need sweet i'll drink juice... i need alcohol I'll drink liquor. But Old Fashioned was something different. When they say old yeah its old 1895. I read a couple of articles on this and found that today this legendary drink is fatally flawed by every modern bartender. Apparently the modern popular variation amounts to a whiskey spritzer, just about equal parts liquor and soda, and by the accounts on those pages is pretty awful. The Old Fashioned is rocks bourbon whiskey(Gentleman's Jack), sweetened, and a twist. I am a great fan of simple drinks I love them on the rocks. That natural flavor and a fragrance of ethanol well aged and mixed with caramel n sweetened aroma right out of the cask... the Old Fashioned is exactly that kind of simple, classic, and as unadulterated as possible drink and yet a cocktail. One word Awesome.

* 1/2 orange slice
* 1 cube sugar
* 2 dashes Angostura bitters
* 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
Fill your crystal with ice stir till sugar disolves... pour it in n garnish with an orange slice... stick in a stirer lit a cigar put on your hat... let the FLOYD's role take a sip

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chronological...

A fantastic video of people from age 1-100

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Who's cool....!!!!

God knows when can Redmond answer the Silicon Valley in innovation and class. Yes I am talking about the Microsoft and Apple. MS is solution to most of the things but Apple is a solution with cool and stable factor.

OSx and Windows is an endless discussion …”yeah VISTA’s UI was INSPIRED (copied) from OSx.” but then this is not what I want to jot down. My question is if you launch something after “inspiration” and that too after being inspired for 4 years and then you produce a buggy, less cool piece of brick then you need to fire someone. By the time Zune was launched in reply to iPod it still had a moving HDD when the world had already moved to flash memory. Hilarious.

Poor J Alard the coolest dude at MS who brought the original Xbox to us is no match to Steve Jobs when it comes to iPod. Sales of Zune is less then 3% the sales of iPod… n then MS has this new “revamped” zune which couldn’t do anything better either. Apple has always been a step ahead of MS…

1st gen apple iPod cool but bulky(2001)… n the 1st gen Zune(2005) bulkier n ugly.. 4 years to produce a ugly piece…. And now when iPod has all these sexy iTouch, flash memory, iPhone, nano, at this time you launch another piece of revamped shit. I have to give MS for the cool UI that they gave in Zune but dude u missed the revolving scroller… and the cool factor.

One thing I really like about Zune is the Zune Market Place. iTunes suck at it. Marketplace is the best place to download unlimited music on a monthly basis for a nominal charge and iTunes is no where close to it. I love sharing my playlists and downloading other peoples playlists. It’s a cool social networking for music lovers without spamming. A score for MS. The wireless syncing with your computer is awesome and the DRM-free music… yeah I bought a Zune for all this.

But as in one of my previous article I said “Microsoft’s proves again” …. They proved themselves once more. They put the DRM in “DRM-free” music. If you share music with someone else the other person can still only play them three times. Thanks to Allard for getting rid of Zune brown… yup that color sucked…!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

C's of my life...



Life wouldn't be so fun without these C's

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Its time...

Its Beckham’s favorite… Betty n Veronica’s favorite… my favorite… I bet its your favorite too. We all love that one pair of Jeans in our closet which we never want to retire and we never want to get rid off. You tend to slip into a new pair only when its time for laundry or retirement. Its time…


It takes time to find that “just the right pair of jeans” for oneself. Its always just out of the blue that you find it. You buy several but u end up with that one pair with which you fell in love with. For me atleast I now know the fit that fits me best. It’s the 567 loose boot cut Levis or a low rise boot cut from Fossils or a Hutch Men’s boot cut from Earnest Sewn.


Retirement of Jeans doesn’t come alone… it comes along with the retirement of atleast a pair of shoes and couple of shirts/T-shirts. Damn it… they rip me off. This time its time to bid my Fossil a farewell. It has been with me for more then a year and a half… and I have a feeling that it might die any time leaving me embarrassed.


Thank god I am not it trouble yet as I have a Earnest Sewn still in my closet waiting for its turn. But if it wasn’t I knew that I’d have been on a treasure hunt as I am not flying to Chicago in near future and they don’t have Bloomingdale’s in Seattle n finding a Earnest Sewn is like finding a pin in hay. Macy’s my friend but they have disappointed me twice in past for a 567…


Will see ya all in a new pair from tomorrow…

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

"...and she's buying the stairway to heaven" - Zeppelin's zepped it


Jimmy Page plucking those strings... John Bonham with that incredible energy on those parchments... John Paul that amazing repertoire of instruments at bass n keyboard... Robert Plant with those vocals... and together they ZEPPED it as LED ZEPPELIN's


"Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on"
"Stairway to Heaven"

"Got not time for spreading roots, the time has come to be gone. And though our health we drank a thousand times, it's time to ramble on."
"Ramble On"

"If my wings should fail me, Lord, please meet me with another pair."
"In My Time of Dying"

"Oh, whatever that your days may bring, no use hiding in a corner, cause that won't change a thing."
"In the Evening"

"The sky is filled with good and bad that mortals never know."
"The Battle of Evermore"

"Some people cry and some people die by the wicked ways of love.But I'll just keep on rollin' along with the grace of the Lord above"
"Heartbreaker"

"Everybody I know thinks they know me well, but they're never gonna know, cause I move like hell."
"What is and What Should Never Be"